Regardless of where they are, consumers demand higher data rates as they send and receive e-mails, or enjoy music or video clips. So, speed isn’t the only issue for the network service provider – good coverage, network capacity and performance are also needed to handle the growth in mobile traffic from both businesses and consumers.
The rapid uptake of smartphone usage puts new demands on your network, while presenting a significant new revenue opportunity. Smartphone users offer substantially higher revenue potential compared with non-smartphone users.
WCDMA is the most widely spread 3G system for mobile communication networks. HSPA is a common term for protocols that improve WCDMA networks by supporting higher download and upload data rates.
The main mobile-broadband technology in use today, WCDMA/HSPA supports more than 1 billion subscribers worldwide. At Ericsson, with our vast experience of working with large, heavily-loaded networks, we continue to deliver the best-in-service WCDMA/HSPA performance, supporting operators in growing their revenues and reducing operational costs.
Constantly evolving, WCDMA/HSPA is a highly effective mobile-broadband technology likely to continue to serve both new and traditional markets for years to come.
Our WCDMA RAN portfolio consists of the following products with associated software functionality:
Our WCDMA/HSPA offering meets the demands that the rapid increase of smartphones puts on the networks, and new functionality to further improve this efficiency is continuously added. Important examples are:
The WCDMA RAN offering has excellent feature-rich radio and in-service performance, and a scalable architecture that provides a future-proof platform for smooth introduction of HSPA Evolution and LTE. It supports advanced 3G functionality, such as mobile broadband with HSPA, mobile TV, voice, video calls and messaging. We achieve quality WCDMA RAN performance by combining the following products:
WCDMA/HSPA supports advanced 3G services such as mobile broadband, mobile TV and video calls. It provides users with real-time content streaming and downloads, and gives operators new revenue opportunities. Built on a 3G platform, it gives operators a scalable architecture, smooth evolution path and secure investment.
The 3G WCDMA/HSPA platform has enabled many operators to quickly launch high quality, high-performance services, thanks to unique HSPA radio features, such as fast, dynamic output power allocation, ultra-linear amplifiers, fast-congestion control, and TX chain gain calibration. Likewise, unique features in the base stations provide the highest possible transmitted radio power, with the lowest possible energy consumption. This higher power combined with the best receiver sensitivity means fewer sites are needed to achieve the same coverage and capacity, which translates into lower costs for the operator.
Our WCDMA/HSPA offering delivers high-speed, high-capacity mobile broadband, allowing service providers to cost-effectively meet user demand for advanced internet services anywhere at anytime.
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